chanel royal family

Her bold performance at Eurovision granted Chanel the title of “Queen” among many Eurovision fans. And now, another Queen, more specifically, the one of Spain, is congratulating her after her third place finish.

On Tuesday, Chanel received a letter from King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain after her Eurovision success.

“Many congratulations for your fantastic performance at Eurovision. You made history for Spain in this contest after getting that third place in such a complicated final, in which both public and jury recognised your merits. 

We also want to send our congratulations to the team who accompanied you and thank them for representing Spain so well and making us feel so proud”.

Chanel goes mainstream

Upon her arrival in Madrid, Chanel has received lots of love and recognition from her fans and the whole country in general. On Sunday, there was a 2 kilometer queue outside of Madrid’s Plaza Mayor to see her perform:

Mainstream media outlets are now reporting on Chanel’s success at Eurovision. This morning, most of the other main private channels of Spain (Antena 3, Telecinco and la Sexta) broadcast parts of her press conference.

Indeed, what Chanel managed to achieve is a major success for Spain: She got the country’s first Top 5 result in 27 years. Her 459 points are four times the maximum points a Spanish entry had received to date (125), and it’s more than what the previous 10 participants got combined.

In other news, the dancebreak version of “SloMo” is now available to stream. Get your heals and remove your jackets, it’s time to take it to el suelo-lo-lo!

What do you think of Chanel’s success? How has your country’s artist been received back home? Are you excited to stream the dance break version of “SloMo”? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago

Too bad poor Amanda and MARO didn’t have the ASSets to shake around and get 220 televote points like Chanel did, they only had really nice songs performed very well but that’s obviously too subtle for the usual, superficial ESC televoter, so they don’t even manage to make up 100 televote points between them… So sad…

vogue
vogue
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Sexist Gold, I mean, Midnight Gold, there’s something called “TALENT” and Chanel has that. So do the other girls you mentioned. However, DANCING (not just shaking around) is a talent too. And those riffs she sang are also something no many people can do on a stage, especially after dancing so hard and so magnificently.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  vogue

Her “dancing” just coincidentally made her bare butt so prominent in so many moves? And honestly, that riff was so last minute. They were probably starting to worry that the song itself had *nothing*, was totally vapid and shallow lyrically, and required very little of her voice except she had to sing while shaking and thrusting her heart out. She’s a sweet lady, but that was not an act for a song contest.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Amy Kelly

It ended up 3rd, so juries and people voting think otherwise. Why are you (just one person) right and thousands wrong??

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  vogue

Okay, I don’t deny Chanel’s ability but both Amanda and MARO are credited as songwriters for their own entries and only needed to stand there and perform them as well as they could to make their countries and their followers proud, during what’s still supposed to be a “song contest” (it’s obviously only partially so, unfortunately). So, please make that very important distinction and don’t undermine them, because they’ve already been undermined enough by the typical, tragic ESC televoters who prefer to give 600 (!) points to the likes of Spain, Norway and Moldova. It’s exactly because of this kind… Read more »

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Why to support Portugal and Greece you have to make a sexist comment about Chanel? Why is superficial a person who votes for Chanel?
Sad is people like you who consider their tastes to be better than those of others.

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Ditto. I have not read so many comments of people finding the shirtlessness of the Maneskin guys or Lauri from The Rasmus problematic.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  xelx

Maneskin writes their own songs. Along side some of their fun ones, they’ve written some deeply meaningful songs. And Damiano is much more of a vocalist…..like the other vocalists he sings through most of their songs, not dancing.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Not hating on Chanel. And men being shirtless is commonplace. Not bare butts. And she had one riff that was added last minute probably because the vocals while well done, were nothing extraordinary. Sexist is seeing women as nothing more than a sex object. Her song presented her that way. Her baring her bottom and making it so prominent in her dance moves presented her that way. So as someone who doesn’t want women portrayed that way, I thought all that in a “song” contest was sexist. She didn’t have a quality song, and except for a tacked on run,… Read more »

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Amy Kelly

So Chanel is a minor who had no say at all in the way she presents herself. Men can present themselves shirtless because it’s “commonplace”, but women have to adhere to more restrictive standards cause she doesn’t just represent herself, she has to represent all women.

As Rigoberta Bandini says in “Ay mamá”: “No sé por qué dan tanto miedo nuestras tetas” (I don’t know why people are so scared of our tits).

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

You and the ESC voters prefer to support artificial products, I can’t do that. That’s just how it is.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Ok then dont support them. Who cares?

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

I have no problem at all with Chanel’s song, lyrics, performance, etc. The only problem is that it was extremely overrated by the misguided people who decide the results for this show and that discourages honest, genuine artists like MARO, Amanda and so on from competing, when they see how they’re getting shunned in favor of artificial products like your entry. End of.

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

It’s been a week… stop being that pressed, please.

Halblenstein
Halblenstein
1 month ago

She is phenomenal. A great performer, outstanding dancer. Just the best.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Halblenstein

I agree! She is a phenomenal dancer and performer. And she has a nice voice that she used for her song that didn’t require much vocally.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Amy Kelly

Dancing and singing does require much vocally. Obviously you cannot appreciate it because you have an ass fixation but this is your thing.

EProduc
EProduc
1 month ago

The people and press that hated and bullied her should be ashamed of themselves, especially the Spanish eurofans that made a fool out of themselves because their personal fave didn’t win the national selection. I and many others knew from the beginning this was instant top 5 potential and supported her along the way towards a fantastic 3rd place, something Spain hasn’t seen in decades. WHAT A LEGEND she is. She should be insanely proud of herself and she deserves all the love and support she gets and more. This is only the beginning for Chanel, maybe she can come… Read more »

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
1 month ago

You won’t know that unless all of them reveal their votes. Besides Spain got 12 from San Marino.

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

this is the same girl who was bullied to the point she had to log off of social media for two weeks back when she won the benidorm fest… first they hate you then they love you, yeah they switch, they switch like nickies !

Torino Wonderful
Torino Wonderful
1 month ago

If it’s convenient. If tomorrow they smell blood, they will stab her like a bullfighter.

Sucof
Sucof
1 month ago

but how disadvantaged they are in Spain!

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

As the article says Chanel’s position is the best we’ve got in 27 years. However I have to point out that we Spaniards have not experienced such an intense and thrilling voting since 1979. In 1995 Spain got a 2nd place but there was no emotion because it was clear almost from the beginning that Norway was going to win and no other country had any chance. Spain got 2nd all of a sudden because the last countries voting gave Anabel Conde high scores.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Plus it was in the middle of the years of Irish hegemony (although Norway won that year), the contest had lost a lot of popularity in Spain. I remember perfectly the ESC in 1991 with Sergio Dalma but from then, the interest for it went down and down and the second place in 1995 was hardly mentioned in the media.

I guess the reason for this decrease in popularity was the fact that we had the same winner country too many times, leaving the famous legend among the Spanish locals: “Eurovision is always won by the same countries”.

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

I was 11 in 1995, and I was ecstatic watching Conde’s result, but the following days it was like nobody else cared, there was no one to talk to about it. It was strange being obsessed about something nobody else seemed to notice.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  xelx

27 years later and Anabel is brought to tears by the loving ovations of the crowd at the Madrid Eurovision Party.

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Spain had amazing entries in the 90s hope now they scored high they will keep their interest in the contest. Would be interesting to see them win soon.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

Apart from aggressive haters who must be forgotten because they are not worth the attention i’d like to call forward theEurovision ‘experts’, those who claime ‘this is not jury material’… I hope next year you keep entertaining us with your wisdom. 🙂

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Apparently, they were all Spanish, do you know? The things you have to read here…

Johnvi
Johnvi
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Yes, the aggressive Spanish haters. Known by all Eurovision community for their arrogant attitude. And please, stop to be so jubilant for a 3rd place. Still SloMo has less streams than Netherland, Sweden and Italy on Spotify. So fly low, dear Spanish fan.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnvi

But the Spanish fans are the haters….

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnvi

We are as jubilant as we want to be and as regards whatever we want… Or are you telling us when and as regards what do we have to be jubilant?

Sognomio
Sognomio
1 month ago
Reply to  Johnvi

i am a spanish fan and I am nota arrogante.Stupid and silly fans come from all the countries.I apreciate perfecly other wonderful songs from.all the countries.And if you prefer we are Happy about the bad results of last year..I do not care about spotyfy..just people loved our song allí over Europe.The only bitter hater is you

Roni
Roni
1 month ago

She is 3th because the EBU decided to cancel the jury votes of 6 countries and replace them by points given by “comaparable countries” which is in favor of the UK. But what is a comparable country? Every country is unique. If the EBU just did not count those points, or did replace them by the average points given by all the juries, than Spain would be second. And this year second place meant actually that you are the winner, cause it did not matter what kind of song/act you would give us cause Ukraine would have won anyways. So… Read more »

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

This is so beautiful! I’m really happy for her! She’s my winner this year. She knows how to sing, unlike many other who who look and move well but can barely hold a note. I’m from Israel but reading the letter she had received brought tears to my eyes… What can I say?…

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

I’m sorry but that song didn’t require much of her vocally except that last note they added in because they knew she wasn’t doing much besides dancing.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago
Reply to  Amy Kelly

Try it yourself. Dance and sing at the same time… Advise: do it with an oxygen bottle nearby just in case.

Amy Kelly
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

She’s an incredible dancer. And dancing and singing is amazing. Dancing has nothing to do with being the best at a SONG contest.

dinamo
dinamo
1 month ago

And this is just the beginning for her and her team. I am so happy for her. Congratulations Chanel

Friedenau
Friedenau
1 month ago

It would be crazy to try organize the contest in the Ukraine, if you ask me. Let’s just make the UK + raine collaboration happen. Contest in UK soil, with UK and Ukranian hosts, showing Ukrainian culture and people in the UK in the postcards. it would be very beautiful actually. Like how the UK, a country that pulled out of the European Union, is now helping a fellow European country. I think it’s kind of poetical too.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

So far, she’s shown she’s got what it takes to make it that fare and even beyond, so fingers crossed! <3

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

Chanel’s story is quite fascinating and I’m glad to see everything’s going great for her, this is just the start!

Orpheus
Orpheus
1 month ago

I always knew dear old Lizzie was a thot. <3

Azan
Azan
1 month ago

OMG, that is so cool! Chanel is literally AMAZING! I am very happy that the UK and Spain have improved so much this year! I love both versions of the song!

Daxp
Daxp
1 month ago

I’d use it as toilet paper to save the planet.

John
1 month ago
Reply to  Daxp

I don’t agree, she was fabulous, but your remark did make me laugh ??

John
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Why is a rofl emoji transformed into two question marks?

Lex
Lex
1 month ago

As a spanish eurofan, following Chanel was probably the most frustrating and satisfying experience of my life. It was basically David vs Goliath. I can’t even imagine how she felt. We had to see journalists being racist, media talking about the team behind her as if they were corrupted mafia, politicians humiliating her, even saying that she was promoting prostitution with her song… We weren’t a lot, but we did our best to let her know that she was loved. I’ll always remember how the comments section in Eurovision-Spain was a war fans vs website because we considered that they… Read more »

Efraim
Efraim
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

Funny how the same politicians who were basically calling her a wh**e are now rushing to congratulate her.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Efraim

They are actually not the same politicians. They are other politicians. The ones that called her a “whatever” keeps on saying her act is against women and bla bla bla.

Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

What on earth did she do to deserve such horrible treatment?? I understand not everyone was satisfied with her victory, but they went well beyond legitimate criticism.

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

Chanel did nothing wrong, a lot of people got heavily invested with Rigoberta Bandini and Tanxugueiras, and in their minds, she got in their way. In the end they all heavily benefitted from participating in Benidorm Fest: Rigoberta topped the charts for the first time, Tanxugueiras are playing festivals all across Spain and they are national heroes in Galicia,… and Rayden, Varry Brava, Blanca Paloma etc. also benefitted, but some people wouldn’t see the bigger picture and became petty.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

I don’t think Eurovision Spain was against her. People manipulated a lot. I have been following them for about 10 years now and they are always ultrarespectful for everyone. Even in the years when we finished last they always had good words for the artist. They also deserve respect for their work and not lies and manipulations.

Lex
Lex
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

I didn’t say they were against her, but their preferences were subtle but obvious. For example, when talking about her win, they always said she won thanks to the jury (always highlighting that, as if she wasn’t top 3 in demoscopic and televote), but when talking about other countries selecting their winners under the same conditions (example, Sweden), they always talked about “jury and audience”. Users noticed that, because it was always the same thing, and demanded the same treatment. Not only that: the amount of news talking about the spanish representative was lower than other years. Their coverage was… Read more »

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

Chanel won thanks to the juries as Kalush Orchestra won thanks to the televotes. Neither of that is better or worse, it is just the ways the rules of both Benidorm Fest and Eurovision are stated.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

I am always impresses by people downvoting facts.

Lex
Lex
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Because it’s not a fact? Chanel won because, all results combined, she’s the one with the highest amount of points. She couldn’t win without doing great in the televote and demoscopic. The same way we don’t say Cornelia won Melfest thanks to the jury: she won because, all results combined, she’s the one with more points.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

If BF only had televote, she wouldn’t have won. If BF only had jury, she still would have won.
If ESC only had jury, Kalush Orchestra wouldn’t have won. If ESC only had televote, they would still have won.
Those are facts.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Lex

Also, by the “number” of news. Maybe you got distracted because there were also articles about other contendants, which is actually good, a sign that we were having lots of good options this year. When Almaia, you could also read lots of news about Aitana War, and nobody complained that much.

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 month ago

I so happy for her!
You just have to see the interviews now that she is back… she is such a nice person, and so very humble. It’s kind of funny, and at the same time embarrassing, to see how national press is now praising her when they have tried to bring her down for months but well, I guess life is like that. If she can ignore them, so can we.
You made us proud Chanel, thank you for this amazing gift! <3

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
1 month ago
Reply to  Mary M.

I see a lot of parallels between Chanel and Mahmood when they both started their Eurovision journey. They’re very interesting to follow for sure.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
1 month ago

Only if Chanel is back in 3 years as a half of female duo and scores another Top 10 placing. 🙂

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

How the turntables. Where are you all, Chanel haters? I’m talking to you, who bull*ed Chanel so much she was forced to delete her social media! At the end of the day, people who really worth, will get what they deserve.

Chanel <333

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

Lets take a moment to realize that she was third in the televote and a certain region voted massively for Tangureiras who would have flopped massively like France. Juries sometimes are there for a reason.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack

Honestly, this comment is science fiction. We don’t know what would have happened to Tanxugueiras.

raylee
raylee
1 month ago

When the jury voting was started , they were doing good with the first jury votes and i was like ”wow they’re really winning this”
However third place is a great placement and i’m so happy for Spain , they got their best result in 27 years. They deserved it after some robberies.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
1 month ago
Reply to  raylee

It was the opposite for me. I kinda knew she was not going to win because they never start announcing the winning act’s twelves at the start of the voting… If Sam wasn’t equally as nice of a person I would have been annoyed. Now I’m just so incredibly happy for the both of them!

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

Me too. For both of them and for the British and Spanish fandoms. It was about time we both lived something like this! I would have preferred a second position, of course… but being the second position to the UK and especially to Sam, for me it is actually not that bad.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I, King Jonas, have decided to bestow upon Chanel a knighthood – order of the diamond-encrusted garter. She has graciously accepted.

Arise, Dame Chanel.

Alaska
Alaska
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

<3

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Alaska

Upvoters will receive an OJE.

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

Remember everyone said she would flop? Remember when Spanish Eurofans bullied her off social media? Remember when literal politicians were criticizing her Benidorm Fest win in parliament? Well, look who had the last laugh!

Chanel’s story has been AMAZING to watch over the past few months. I’m incredibly proud of her and I’d love to see her storm the Eurovision stage again in a few years.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Thallo

I remember more foreign fans saying she would flop than Spanish fans saying so, to be honest. You just have to go around this website a little bit.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

stop lying, the international fans were supporting her, the spanish booed her when she won. Own up to the bullying you did to her

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

To be fair, I remember quite a lot of backlash from Spanish fans when Rigoberta and Tanxu lost. Especially within the Spanish eurofandom on Twitter.

xelx
xelx
1 month ago

I won’t be surprised if she ends up in Hollywood. She was one of the five finalists for Anita’s role in Spielberg’s West Side Story.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  xelx

I think they were actually three finalists. And don’t forget the actual actress chosen won the Oscar award, so that was a tough competition.

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Yes, it’s the best role in the musical. Two actresses have won the Oscar for it.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago

That’s so freaking cute

esc1234
esc1234
1 month ago

Chanel’s story makes me emotional. She won Benidorm and faced enormous hate and bullying by the Spanish fans, she deleted twitter while they were blaming her for so many bad things. She never gave up, she worked non stop, she and her team worked even more on the performance and suddenly Spanish people realize what some of us already said, that she will bring one of the best ever results and she did. Well done Chanel, you deserve all the best!

Joselito
Joselito
1 month ago
Reply to  esc1234

Not many were, as we say in Spanish, in her boat. I wasn’t indeed. I was supporting Rayden; until I saw her in the first semifinal of Benifest. At that moment, I decided that she was the one that I wanted (would have been happy with Rayden or Rigoberta; can’t stand Tanxugueiras’ song, though). I even created whatssap states supporting her (If you are a Chanel hater I am not interested in you). I suffered when she received all that hate (I must say, it was mainly from non-eurofan Spaniards, rather than eurofans -she was not the first option of… Read more »

Gurl
Gurl
1 month ago

She’s a star. Her team, too.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
1 month ago

Rosalia isn’t on her level. Not even close. I don’t know the other two.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  TheDrMistery

That’s your opinion. Rosalia has songs that are pure magic. The thing is lately she decided to go the commercial way…

Grft
Grft
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Girl you clearly haven’t heard her last album Motomami, which is highly acclaimed. Ut’s experimental, mixes flamenco with hyperpop, reggeaton, rnb… She has some commercial tracks but that’s not representative of all her music 🙂

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Grft

Honestly I just heard the chicken teriyaki song… and don’t like it at all. I’ll have to give a chance to rest of the album though.

Cookie Nation
Cookie Nation
1 month ago

I just wonder what would happen in Spain were to win Eurovision again. Even with bad results most of the years we are literally obsessed.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Cookie Nation

Well, just take a look at your Portuguese neighbors, they’ve sent 3 iconic entries (Sobral, Conan and MARO) in only 5 years, surely a much bigger country like Spain can finally find something?

xelx
xelx
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

Let’s hope they keep up with the good work done with Benidorm Fest. Head of delegation has said they have a meeting for Benidorm Fest 2023 tomorrow. With the previous delegation it was usual to not have any news about their plans until the next January.

Festival da Cançao is a great model.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  xelx

I’m so looking forward!!! I wonder what type of song Spain will be bringing next year.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  xelx

Benidorm 2023 will be massive, i predict this will become the no1 national final

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Midnight Gold

For me, Conan was the biggest unfairness of Eurovision ever.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Based on the NF performance – yes!
Based on the semi – up there, but not quite at the top.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Lorena

Agreed, song and performance were just uncompromising and not “viewer-friendly” at all, juries also completely ignored it in favor of the same old generic stuff like Cyprus, Estonia, Belarus that nobody even remembers anymore…

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago

I wonder when Europe will be free of all these unelected heads of state trying to keep themselves relevant.

Notme
Notme
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Hear hear

RaRa
RaRa
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Has it occured to you that some European countries just don’t wanna get rid of their unelected heads of state because their countries work perfectly fine with them? Norway is the most democratic country in the world, for instance, even WITH an unelected head of state, and their royal family are wanted by roughly 80% of the population.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  RaRa

Yes. I respectfully disagree.

Lilianne Morgan
Lilianne Morgan
1 month ago

Chanel and her dancers are all ????

Lilianne Morgan
Lilianne Morgan
1 month ago

Those question marks were love emojis LOL

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I’m so happy for Chanel AND the dancers!